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FOI 7148

Sickness Absence

Request

1. What was the total number of days lost for your organisation due to sickness absence over the last 2 years? For guidance and to help expedite the response, I would like to clarify my request. Last 2 years defined as financial years 2011-12 & 2012-13 and may I request, that your reply be broken down to reflect the organisations structure of Directorates, (as I have no idea of your organisations structure) I have used Birmingham Council structure purely as an example (Adults & Communities), (Children, Young People & Families), (Corporate Resources), (Development),(Environment & Culture), (Homes & Neighbourhoods).

2. What is the Total number of employees (headcount broken down in to the organisational structure and also covering the same time period as requested in question 1).

3. What is the FTE (full time equivalent) broken in to the organisational structure and also the same time period as requested in question 1.

Year 2011-12
Year 2012-13

Department Name Working Days Lost to sickness
Department Name
Head Count
Department Name Average FTE

4. During the last financial year April 2012 to March 2013 what percentage of your organisations “return to work meetings” are held and documented on:
(A) The day employee returns
(B) The week employee returns but not on first day
(C) RTW interview held outside the week employee returned or not held
RTW meeting Held
% of RTW
Day employee returns to work
RTW meeting held in first week but not on day employee returned
RTW interview held outside of first seven days or not held at all

5. Please submit data contained in your reply into an Excel spread sheet.

Response

1. What was the total number of days lost for your organisation due to sickness absence over the last 2 years?
2011/12 2115 days lost 1981.83 FTE
2012/13 2825 days lost 2656.05 FTE
We have no directorates and no record of sickness broken down into service areas.

2. What is the total number of employees (headcount broken down in to the organisational structure and also covering the same time period as requested in question 1).
As at 31.3.12 306 employees
As at 31.3.13 308 employees

3. What is the FTE (full time equivalent) broken in to the organisational structure and also the same time period as requested in question 1.
As at 31.3.12 280.56 FTE
As at 31.3.13 280.81 FTE

4. During the last financial year April 2012 to March 2013 what percentage of your organisations "return to work meetings" are held and documented on:
(A) The day employee returns
(B) The week employee returns but not on first day
(C) RTW interview held outside the week employee returned or not held
Information not centrally recorded